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24) Kafka on the Shore - Haruki Murakami

  • Apr 16, 2014 · 7:30 PM
  • Marie's House

The write-up: "Kafka on the Shore is powered by two remarkable characters: a teenage boy, Kafka Tamura, who runs away from home either to escape a gruesome oedipal prophecy or to search for his long-missing mother and sister; and an aging simpleton called Nakata, who never recovered from a wartime affliction and now is drawn toward Kafka for reasons that, like the most basic activities of daily life, he cannot fathom."

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  • Adam

    I am stuck at work but I would be in for a make up in 2 weeks. This book was amazing!

    April 16, 2014

  • Sonia

    Is there room for one more on 4/16

    April 2, 2014

    • Sonia

      Thanks, Marie. Can you email me your phone #. In Jan or Feb I attempted to go

      April 16, 2014

    • Marie W.

      sure thing, it's[masked]-6278. I circulated an email message on Monday that included my address

      April 16, 2014

  • becca w.

    something fun for you all!

    http://haruki-music.com/

    April 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is there room to join ?

    April 2, 2014

    • Marie W.

      unfortunately, my apartment is crazy small and won't fit the folks who've already RSVP'd. However, I promise to let you know if get below 20 guests. Please keep a lookout for next month's book, which we will pick on Wednesday

      April 14, 2014

    • Marie W.

      Hi Brie! If you're still interested in coming tonight, let me know and I'll send you my address. Thanks!

      April 16, 2014

  • CJ

    Is there room to join?

    April 16, 2014

  • Samina

    I just gave up my spot too. Work changed and I won't be able to make it out in time today. Hopefully next time though!

    April 16, 2014

  • Raquel Y.

    I also had to give up my spot. Hope someone else can grab it. This is one of my favorite books!

    April 16, 2014

  • becca w.

    I just gave my spot up as well. Something came up and I can no longer make it. Let me know what the next one is going to be!

    April 16, 2014

  • Kate W

    Sorry guys, something came up and I won't make it. Hopefully there's still enough times for someone to take my spot!

    April 16, 2014

  • Ellen W

    Sorry, I won't finish the book on time either. Anyone up for a makeup 2 weeks from now?

    April 15, 2014

  • Gabe

    I was hoping to make it to my first meeting this week, but unfortunately I'm nowhere near finished with the book yet. I'm happy to give my spot to someone else who has though. See you guys next month!

    April 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    not going to be able to read it in time, so I'll vacate my spot so someone else can take it. See you all next month!

    April 10, 2014

  • Kelly M.

    Sorry I can't make this one! : / Passover/Easter week gets sticky for us. Let me know what you decide for next month's book! : )

    April 10, 2014

  • Chad D.

    Looking forward to the discussion on this book. It is like nothing we have read...a reasonable post modern magical realism coupled with a Bildungsroman story!

    April 4, 2014

  • Marie W.

    Let's meet @ my place this month. I will send out my address a couple days before the meetup.

    1 · March 31, 2014

    • becca w.

      do we have a date for it, or am i going crazy??

      March 31, 2014

    • Marie W.

      Sorry, I thought I set it, but it didn't save! Saved now!

      March 31, 2014

  • Marie W.

    These look great, Becca!

    March 4, 2014

  • becca w.

    I read a Fresh Air episode about Maureen Carrigan's favorite books of the year. Maybe we could consider some for our book club?

    Someone - Alice Mcdermott
    The Lowland - Jhumpa Lahiri
    The Goldfinch - Donna Tartt
    The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P - Adelle Waldman
    Book Of Ages - Jill Lepore
    Shocked - Patricia Volk
    Dinosaur Feather - SJ Gazan

    A few on my personal list are:

    Wild - Cheryl Strayed
    Divergent
    In The Woods - Tana French
    The Cuckoo's Calling

    Happy reading!

    1 · March 4, 2014

    • becca w.

      listened to, not read* :)

      March 4, 2014

  • Marie W.

    Yes we will be sticking with Kafka on the Shore, but readers please note, this is not the next book! We will read Corrections (#23) before Kafka on the Shore (#24)

    1 · February 17, 2014

  • becca w.

    It was decided to stick with Kafka on the Shore to avoid confusion. Enjoy it! I'll be reading Norwegian wood if anyone would like to join me that'as already read Kafka.

    February 14, 2014

  • Marie W.

    Hi Group -- I may have messed up this read. Has anyone yet purchased Kafka on the Shore? Alternatively, does anyone have a preference on which book we read: Kafka on the Shore or Norwegian Wood. I am not familiar with this author, so I really don't care. I'd hate to change the book if folks have already invested it (since it wasn't really a group pick, anyway). At the same time, I don't want to screw Becca over (sorry Becca!). Post your thoughts!

    January 28, 2014

    • Erin

      This is my first meetup for this group. I'd be interested in reading either book. Looking forward to it!

      February 4, 2014

    • Holly W.

      This will be my first meetup too. Was there a final decision made? Looking forward to reading either!

      February 14, 2014

  • Marie W.

    Let's discuss which book we'd like to read at our upcoming meetup. It's only a week away and this read isn't for a couple of months, anyway.

    February 4, 2014

  • Sonia

    Hi- which book are we reading: Kafka on the Shore or Norwegian Wood?

    February 2, 2014

  • becca w.

    I think it was norwegian wood? I just bought that book. Now I can't remember

    January 23, 2014

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